Category: Outdoor Adventures

Ideas and tips for outdoor adventures in North America and beyond. Hiking, biking, off-roading, scuba, andΒ more! From activities for nature lovers to adrenaline junkies.


Falling in Love with Dunedin, NZ, During Lockdown

Falling in Love with Dunedin, NZ, During Lockdown

Now that we are allowed to move about in New Zealand again, us tourists turned temporary residents all ask each other the same question: “Where did you end up during lockdown?” While some were at hostels sharing rooms and meals with other backpackers, we... Read more
Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

Memorable Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise in New Zealand

We originally planned to go to both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound during out epic New Zealand road trip, but with the intense flooding that happened just before our visit, Milford was no longer an option without a very long bus ride. So, we chose to spend what we... Read more
Stockpiling Toilet Paper? Just Buy a Bidet Already!

Stockpiling Toilet Paper? Just Buy a Bidet Already!

I'm usually pretty out of the loop with the news, but it is hard to miss the many headlines and memes about people currently stockpiling toilet paper and other necessities around the world. Don't worry, I'm not going to weigh in on the panic around COVID-19 here. This... Read more
Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

Detouring to See Hokitika Gorge with Grey Water?!?

After a great time in Arthur's Pass, we were headed to explore the Franz Josef Glacier area for a few days. It was going to be a 3+-hour driving day, so we didn't plan much – as we didn't know what the weather would be like. However, it was a beautiful day, so... Read more
Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Remote Coast Sea Kayak Tour of Abel Tasman National Park

Some places are just meant to be viewed from the water and Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand's south island is definitely one of them – especially to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Since this area is protected, only a... Read more
Cathedral Cove Beach Walk in the Coromandel, NZ

Cathedral Cove Beach Walk in the Coromandel, NZ

One of the most gorgeous coastal areas of New Zealand, the Coromandel Peninsula is a must for beach lovers – especially the multi-hour walk to Cathedral Cove beach (or water taxi). It's a (sometimes overly) popular track, but we loved spending a sunny summer day... Read more